More than $7.86 million in adoption assistance grants have been awarded by The Gift of Adoption Fund, helping 2,713 children unite with their loving ‘forever’ families. Here’s a look at some of the children who’ve been given a chance to thrive in a permanent home and a loving family through the gifts of our supporters.
"When I arrived in Haiti I was only going to stay 2 days... but the circumstances kept changing and I had to change my flight plans 3 times. The changes cost $2000. Because of the grant I was able to stay calm and focus on my daughter's best interests instead of focusing on money. I think that is the biggest gift I received. The gift of being present with my daughter instead of fretting over finances."
"We'd love to adopt a big family and live out our version of the American Dream. We've come a long way already and I don't want the cost of the adoption to hold us back. We are really hoping for a miracle in the form of a Gift of Adoption grant. My wife and I have fought hard, and are still fighting to start a family. I have recently been accepted into an MBA program and the "Grand Plan" is to graduate, make more money and give my beautiful baby daughter everything she needs."
"Since our first adoption we have advocated for adoption in many arenas. And because of our willingness to share openly and honestly about our adoption journey there have been over 10 adoptions from friends! And these families are sharing their stories. Adoption grows… and if the financial burden was lifted more adoptions would take place. Adoption is more than just completing a family; in many like ours it is saving lives."
"The gift of adoption will alter his life for the better in many ways. He was unable to receive adequate medical care in Liberia. He lived in extreme poverty. Adoption allows him to receive the proper medical treatments and helps him to reach his full potential physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually."
"We are so thankful for this grant as it provides a wave surge to carry our little family boat to shore! The impact truly is beyond mere words for what is the impact of a helping hand in forging a family. It goes on forever!"